Thursday 24 October 2019 – Mike Brearley in conversation with Pat Murphy

On Thursday 24 October (8.15pm) our guest speaker will be former England and Middlesex captain Mike Brearley.

Please note that the venue for this event is Horsford Cricket Club (NR10 3AQ).

Mike Brearley was an outstanding captain – a man-management expert with the ability to get the best out of his team mates; he had, as Rodney Hogg the Australian fast bowler put it: “a degree in people.” He retired from Test cricket in 1980 but dramatically returned to the side in 1981 after Ian Botham stood down from the captaincy following a pair at Lord’s, and with England 1-0 down in the Ashes. Brearley rapidly restored Botham’s confidence with bat and ball and, following victory from a seemingly impossible position at Headingley, led the team to a historic 3-1 series win.

In total Mike captained England 31 times between 1977 and 1981, he won 18 Tests, lost four and drew nine.

Since retiring from cricket Mike has had a career as a psychoanalyst and was President of the British Psychoanalytical Society from 2008-10, he has also served as President of MCC and has written widely on cricket.

We are delighted that sports reporter Pat Murphy will be making a welcome return to Norfolk to conduct the interview with Mike which will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Hope you can join us for a fantastic evening; entry is £10 per person and advance booking is essential – use our Contact page to secure your place!

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